Marcus Coloma was hurt by the way General Hospital let him go
Soaps.com is revealing the details related to the exit of Marcus Coloma as Nikolas Cassadine on General Hospital. The actor first showed up as the Cassadine Prince on Halloween 2019 and saved Ava Jerome (Maura West from drowning. They played games with one another and tried to outmaneuver each other but fell deeply in love. Coloma spoke in detail on a podcast of That's Awesome with his former castmates Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) and (Damian Spinell).
Coloma says he knew his contract was for 3 years and that the end was near. “It wasn’t like General Hospital was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay,’ there was no negotiation or anything like that. All I can say to that is… I don’t know why that decision was made but I don’t feel any ill will and it didn’t feel like I got fired, it just felt like, I don’t know, I think there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years and I think the big surprise is how much it hurt… even though I knew I was going to leave, but it hurt.”
Coloma is looking to the future
The actor will now spend time being "Mr. Mom" to his daughter Cocoa and is looking forward to new opportunities that would not be available if he had remained on the ABC soap. There has been no word on whether Nikolas dies, goes to prison, leaves town, or is kidnapped by his until Victor Cassadine (Charles Shaughnessy). Meanwhile, Coloma had something really nice to say about those who have been watching him for 3 years on General Hospital.
“In 25 years of acting, I’ve never seen anything like the fans of General Hospital,” who are very passionate, involved and positive. “They’re very much like a family,”
Best of luck to Marcus Coloma wherever the future takes him. He will truly be missed by his many loyal supporters.
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